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Giuliani Reports Skyscraping Early Money Total for White House Bid
Congressional Quarterly - CQ Politics ^ | 4/19/07

Posted on 04/19/2007 1:50:48 PM PDT by areafiftyone

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has led the long list of 2008 Republican presidential contenders in early preference polls — and his perceived position as the front-runner, at least for now, was not contradicted by his recent campaign finance report, which shows he has already built a sizable treasury.

Giuliani’s campaign reported total first-quarter receipts of $16.6 million, which included a $1.85 million transfer from the presidential “exploratory” committee he established last November.

With total receipts of $18 million for his campaign to date, Giuliani leads all but three of the current crop of White House hopefuls — Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, and Republican Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor — in overall campaign receipts.

Giuliani ended the quarter with $11.9 million left to spend. All but about $1.1 million of Giuliani’s funds were raised for the nominating campaign, with the rest for possible use in the general election should he win the nomination.

Giuliani’s report includes numerous donations that highlight his ties to New York, the nation’s most populous city, which Giuliani headed as mayor from 1993 through 2001.

As an example, Giuliani received contributions from about 30 employees of Lehman Brothers, the large financial services firm that is headquartered in New York.

Giuliani is a longtime fan of baseball’s New York Yankees, who happened to win four World Series titles during his eight years as mayor. Several team executives, including principal owner George Steinbrenner, gave to Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

This profile of Giuliani’s report is the latest in a CQPolitics.com series that is analyzing the first-quarter campaign finance filings of all 19 Democratic and Republican candidates.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

• Receipts, Jan. 1 to March 31: $16.6 million

• Receipts to date: $18 million

• Expenditures, Jan. 1 to March 31: $5.7 million

• Expenditures to date: $6.1 million

• Cash-on-hand, March 31: $11.9 million

• Debts, March 31: $89,000

Notable individual donors
(who are allowed to contribute $2,300 to a candidate for a primary campaign and $2,300 for a general election campaign)

• John F. Antioco, chairman and chief executive officer of Blockbuster: $2,300

• Richard D. Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group: $2,300

• Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees baseball team: $2,300

• Miguel Estrada, a partner at the firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and an unsuccessful nominee for a federal judgeship in 2003: $2,300

• Alan D. Feld, a senior executive partner at the firm Akin Gump: $2,300

• John Grant, professional staff member for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: $250

• Keith Hernandez, sports broadcaster and a former professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians: $1,000

• Michael D. Hess, a founding partner and senior managing director of Giuliani Partners LLC and Giuliani’s former corporation counsel during his mayoral tenure: $4,600

• John O’Hurley, actor: $4,600

• Susan Molinari, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Group and a former House member from New York (1990-97): $1,900 (Molinari also gave Giuliani’s campaign $2,100 in late 2006, bringing her contributions to $4,000)

• Theodore B. Olson, partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and a former U.S. solicitor general: $2,500 (Olson also gave Giuliani’s campaign $2,100 in late 2006, bringing his contributions to the maximum of $4,600)

• Adam Sandler, actor: $2,100

• Charles R. Schwab, chairman and chief executive officer of Charles Schwab Co.: $2,300

• Ben Stein, an author and actor who served as an aide to presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford: $750

• George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees: $4,600

• Chad Sweet, chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: $4,600

• James S. Turley, chairman and chief executive officer of Ernst & Young: $2,100

Candidate committees and political action committees (PACs)

One of Giuliani’s strongest supporters in Congress is California Republican Rep. David Dreier, who donated $2,300 through his House campaign committee and another $5,000 through another political committee, American Success PAC.

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who represents the 15th District in and around Allentown and Bethlehem, donated $2,300 through his political committee, Dedicated to Establishing National Teamwork PAC, which forms an acronym of the congressman’s last name.

Among his political supporters at a more grassroots level is West Virginia state Sen. Vic Sprouse, whose campaign committee gave Giuliani’s campaign a $1,000 contribution.

Notable expenses

Giuliani’s campaign reported spending $897,000 on payroll to 82 individuals. Other expenses included $225,000 on postage — including a payment of $167,000 to the Austin, Texas-based firm Olsen & Shuvalov. Giuliani’s campaign also spent more than $116,000 on catering.



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1 posted on 04/19/2007 1:50:49 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Blackirish; Jameison; Sabramerican; BunnySlippers; tkathy; veronica; Roccus; Jake The Goose; ...

((((RUDY PING)))))


2 posted on 04/19/2007 1:51:18 PM PDT by areafiftyone (“.....We mourn and hurt and will never forget, but we don’t live under fear....” Rudy Giuliani)
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To: areafiftyone

Skyscraping? Is that a word? :)


3 posted on 04/19/2007 1:53:09 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: areafiftyone

If the former mayor has the moxie to bring down the Teflon Don, he stands a chance @the Teflon Former “First-Lady!”


4 posted on 04/19/2007 1:53:47 PM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (Find Who Killed J.D. Tippit You Find Who Killed JFK)
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To: P-40
Main Entry: sky·scrap·ing
Pronunciation: -"skrA-pi[ng]
Function: adjective
: extraordinarily tall or high
5 posted on 04/19/2007 1:54:39 PM PDT by areafiftyone (“.....We mourn and hurt and will never forget, but we don’t live under fear....” Rudy Giuliani)
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To: areafiftyone

He’s going to need a lot more than that to convince America he’s conservative.

That’s okay, though. I’m sure the pro-abortion crowd and the gungrabbers will step up.


6 posted on 04/19/2007 1:55:06 PM PDT by Petronski (FRED!)
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To: areafiftyone
I'm proudly on that list, too. More than once.

I can't wait until Giuliani wins the election - he is going to be one of our greatest presidents.

7 posted on 04/19/2007 1:55:22 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher

LOL! Me Too!


8 posted on 04/19/2007 1:56:17 PM PDT by areafiftyone (“.....We mourn and hurt and will never forget, but we don’t live under fear....” Rudy Giuliani)
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To: 100-Fold_Return

From his background he brought down quite a few dons!


9 posted on 04/19/2007 1:57:20 PM PDT by areafiftyone (“.....We mourn and hurt and will never forget, but we don’t live under fear....” Rudy Giuliani)
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To: P-40

Apparently.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/skyscraping


10 posted on 04/19/2007 1:57:24 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Petronski
Rudybot mantra: Must vote for Rudy. He's the only one who can beat Hillary...

Fred's the man.

11 posted on 04/19/2007 1:57:52 PM PDT by EricT. (I will support and defend the Constitution ...against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC)
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To: areafiftyone

Miguel Estrada and Ted Olsen - 2 very strong and respected legal minds supporting another tough legal prosecuter.


12 posted on 04/19/2007 1:58:18 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: areafiftyone

13 posted on 04/19/2007 1:59:44 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Petronski

Why would he want to convince a non-conservative America that he is a conservative? Bush is as conservative as one can get and be elected nationally.


14 posted on 04/19/2007 1:59:50 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Defeat Hillary's V'assed Left Wing Conspiracy)
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To: areafiftyone

Let’s see. How many on the list are liberals, NY’ers, or both.


15 posted on 04/19/2007 2:01:02 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: M. Thatcher
I just want to mention once more out loud that:

I am pro life.

I am a pro Second Amendment NRA member.

I am against the homosexual agenda.

...and I support Mr. Giuliani’s candidacy for president.

16 posted on 04/19/2007 2:03:05 PM PDT by aligncare (Beware the Media-Industrial Complex!)
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To: areafiftyone

Giuliani is an abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering gun grabber and will never ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party. Better get used to it.


17 posted on 04/19/2007 2:06:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: aligncare

Giuliani is an abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering gun grabber and will never ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party. Better get used to it.


18 posted on 04/19/2007 2:07:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: EricT.

Just curious, will his third wife be the only official “first lady” while kids from his first two wives are considered “first family? And what will the kids of his third wifes first two marriages be considered- part of the first family? Or will the first family not include members from the second and third families which are actually his first and second and her first and second also which would actually get second class treatment when compared to the third family which will now be the first family?


19 posted on 04/19/2007 2:07:21 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: M. Thatcher
I can't wait until Giuliani wins the election - he is going to be one of our greatest presidents.

**************

I don't think he can win, but if by some miracle he did, it would be a disaster for this country.

20 posted on 04/19/2007 2:11:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: M. Thatcher

Giuliani is an abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering gun grabber and will never ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party. Better get used to it.


21 posted on 04/19/2007 2:12:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: princess leah
“....Miguel Estrada and Ted Olsen - 2 very strong and respected legal minds supporting another tough legal prosecuter.....”

And very well known for their CONSERVATIVE principles!

22 posted on 04/19/2007 2:16:03 PM PDT by KATIE-O ( Rudy Giuliani '08 - Restoring Optimism For The Republican Party.)
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To: Jim Robinson

B U M P


23 posted on 04/19/2007 2:16:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: areafiftyone

If Rudy being a dirty liberal wasn’t reason enough to vote against him ..... HE’S A DIRTY RAT YANKEE FAN!


24 posted on 04/19/2007 2:16:59 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: Jim Robinson
I will vote for the Republican nominee...whether it’s McCain, Romney or Giuliani.
25 posted on 04/19/2007 2:17:41 PM PDT by aligncare (Beware the Media-Industrial Complex!)
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To: trisham
Not only can he win; he will - and the country will benefit greatly. I can't wait.

I also am absolutely certain that many of the naysayers on this board will eventually come to appreciate him as much as the Rudybots already do - once they see him in action for themselves, instead of just seeing the caricature produced via the sluice of anti-Rudy BS here.

26 posted on 04/19/2007 2:17:45 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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JimRob has a new slogan.


27 posted on 04/19/2007 2:19:53 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: aligncare

Ditto to your post. I too am a social conservative, pro-life, born-again evangelical Christian, lifetime NRA member. And I am an enthusiastic Giuliani supporter. And yes, he will be elected - damnable lies about him here notwithstanding.


28 posted on 04/19/2007 2:20:06 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher
I, too, will vote for our party’s nominee, EVEN if it’s (ugh) McCain! Any REPUBLICAN in the White House is better than any LIBERAL DEMOCRAT!
29 posted on 04/19/2007 2:25:30 PM PDT by KATIE-O ( Rudy Giuliani '08 - Restoring Optimism For The Republican Party.)
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To: M. Thatcher

No damnable lies here. It’s all from his record and from his own damnable mouth. Rudy Giuliani is an abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering gun grabber and will never ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party. Doubt he’ll even finish the primary campaign. Might as well get used to it.


30 posted on 04/19/2007 2:25:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I wonder how many donations Giuliani received from democrats hedging their bets in case he wins the GOP nomination and beats their candidate in the general election?


31 posted on 04/19/2007 2:26:30 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (If you're conservative, then support a conservative candidate. Support Duncan Hunter for POTUS.)
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To: Jim Robinson
You don't seem to be able to get used to the fact that he's ahead of everyone else.

Must be tough.

32 posted on 04/19/2007 2:30:13 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: areafiftyone

Remember when we used to pick the best man for the job, and not the guy who could throw the best fundraising parties?

I guess money is more important than principles to some people.

*sigh*


33 posted on 04/19/2007 2:30:44 PM PDT by airborne (Freedom is worth fighting for !! And I'm in a fighting mood !! HUNTER 2008 !)
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To: M. Thatcher

And you seem to have a problem with the truth.


34 posted on 04/19/2007 2:32:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I love the truth. The Truth is a Person.


35 posted on 04/19/2007 2:33:30 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher
Not only can he win; he will - and the country will benefit greatly. I can't wait.

I also am absolutely certain that many of the naysayers on this board will eventually come to appreciate him as much as the Rudybots already do - once they see him in action for themselves, instead of just seeing the caricature produced via the sluice of anti-Rudy BS here.

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You couldn't be more wrong. Giuliani is a pro-abortion, anti-second amendment, pro-homosexual marriage, amoral liberal. No one with principles will vote for him.

36 posted on 04/19/2007 2:35:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 100-Fold_Return
****If the former mayor has the moxie to bring down the Teflon Don, he stands a chance @the Teflon Former “First-Lady!”***

Julie-Annie did not bring down John Gotti. The US Attorney from Brooklyn did.

In fact most of Rooty's 'legendary' crime fighting against the Mob is just that, a 'legend', an urban myth. He got some convictions of low level wiseguys and that's it.

His real claim to fame was bringing down Michael Milken the 'Junk Bond King' and other Wall Street 'evil doers'. /s

37 posted on 04/19/2007 2:36:28 PM PDT by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: M. Thatcher

I posted this:

Giuliani is an abortionist, gay rights supporting, illegal alien pandering gun grabber and will never ever be elected to the presidency from the conservative party. Better get used to it.

And you said damnable lies. Where are the lies?


38 posted on 04/19/2007 2:37:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: JohnnyZ

... Yankee fan!

That is the most compelling reason to oppose his candidacy!!

GO CHISOX!


39 posted on 04/19/2007 2:39:13 PM PDT by karnage
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To: M. Thatcher
And yes, he will be elected - damnable lies about him here notwithstanding.

*************

The only lying going on here is the of the Rudy-supporters lying to themselves.

40 posted on 04/19/2007 2:39:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EricT.

Ever hear of John Glenn?


41 posted on 04/19/2007 2:40:36 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Jim Robinson

Is there a national “conservative party”?


42 posted on 04/19/2007 2:42:36 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: M. Thatcher

Adam Sandler, is that you?

Oh, you don’t mean THAT list, you mean ON the list with THOSE people.

Most interesting name on the list to me — Ben Stein. Although he is from that part of the country :-)


43 posted on 04/19/2007 2:43:02 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Jim Robinson

My “damnable lies” comment was directed to aligncare and was not in response to your post at all.


44 posted on 04/19/2007 2:43:40 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: icwhatudo

Rudy only has children from his second marriage; his current wife has one child from her second marriage.


45 posted on 04/19/2007 2:43:51 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: aligncare

Although some would say that your “and I support” would be more accurately spoken as “BUT I support”.

.


46 posted on 04/19/2007 2:44:27 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: princess leah

Rudy supporters are always pleasantly surprised when conservatives actually support him.

It’s so sweet.

Hey, lookie here, lookie here, Ted Olson is supporting Rudy, whoopie!!!!

A million strong conservatives, and with Rudy you have to cheer for each one you can sway over to your man.


47 posted on 04/19/2007 2:45:56 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: M. Thatcher

You said: “damnable lies about him here notwithstanding.”

Where are the lies?


48 posted on 04/19/2007 2:46:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: nopardons

The Republican party is (or was) the conservative party. Are you a conservative?


49 posted on 04/19/2007 2:47:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: trisham
Oh goody, here we go again....."principles".

That same thing was used here, in '99 and 2000, against two term president, George W. Bush.

50 posted on 04/19/2007 2:47:29 PM PDT by nopardons
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